SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY MARC
The Lithographs of Chagall. Volumes I-VI (complete)
“As with all the greatest of
his contemporaries, Chagall’s genius is multiform. He is first of all a
painter, but like Matisse, Derain, Braque and Picasso, he has sought
other means of expression besides painting. They have all found these
means in sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, engraving and
lithography….The most brilliant effects, however, have probably been
produced in the field of engraving and lithography." - Julien Cain,
of all six
volumes (English-language issues) of Chagall’s catalogue raisonče,
and inscribed by chagall in volume I.
with 28 original lithographs, including original lithograph dust jackets
for volumes I-IV.
interesting association copy: inscribed by Chagall, "Pour Manfred
Schwarz / Marc Chagall / Paris 1965". Manfred Schwartz (Schwarz)
(1909-1970) was a highly accomplished Polish-American artist. Schwartz
often lived in Paris and was an influential member of the Parisian art
scene, belonging to an impressive inner circle of some of the greatest
masters of the century including Braque, Rouault, Picasso, Matisse, and
Notes and catalogue by Fernand Mourlot. Monte Carlo & New
York or Boston: Andre Sauret & George Braziller, 1960-63-69-74-84-86.
Quarto, original cloth volumes, original dust jackets, original
slipcases to volumes III and V. All volumes in fine
condition. Inscribed copies of Chagall’s Lithographs are
extremely rare. A superb set. $14,500.